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, democrat dianne feinstein on the constitution. >> the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> senator veteran feinstein was not amused. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated. and i thank you for the lecture. >> the fireworks were not shocking considering the emotion on both sides over gun control. this legislation is the most controversial of the four considered by the judiciary committee following the newtown connecticut school shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead. the measure would ban manufacturer, sale and use of 157 firearms. it would limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds. leading republican says it isn't fair to law-abiding citizens seeking protection. >> it's not much satisfaction to say that criminals will have access to whole ran
dianne feinstein echoed that warning with a stark message to the president. and i will quote her. she said, i think the probabilities are very high, we are going in dark times and i think the white house needs to be prepared. both committees now have been fully briefed. all right. i want to bring our guests tonight and talk about what this means. seth jones joins us with general wesley clark. thanks very much for both of you. you know about this issue. general, let me start with you. this is something the president has set as a red line, i'll play what he said in a moment, but he has said if chemical weapons are used, that's a red line. what does the u.s. do if they have been? >> both secretary of state and the president have looked very closely at this issue of what assistance can be given to the syrian resistance, the rebels there. and the syrian rebels are getting increasingly well organized. they're right now just representatives, pretty soon the government will be formed. people will have positions so i think what you are going to see is more and more u.s. assistance to directly
cruz of texas and dianne feinstein who's a grown-up. cruz challenged feinstein on the constitution and feinstein hit hard back. let's take a look. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? namely would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books? and she'll not apply to the books that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i've seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook, youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i've passed on a number of bills. i st
intelligence committees right now. we're joined by senator diane feinstein and mike rogers. the republican from michigan. let's talk about syria first, senator feinstein. how serious do you take these reports that chemical weapons were used either by the rebels or the syrian regime? >> the senate this afternoon was briefed. this is one of continuing briefs. i think any public response should come from the white house. let me just say, it is serious. and it may well take some action. >> because when you say may well take some action, congressman, you know that the president, not that long ago, said if chemical weapons were used by bashir al assad's regime, that's a game changer as far as the u.s. is concerned. are you with him on that? >> absolutely. i think the president is exactly right. i argued before, we had reports, if you recall last summer, that they had at least public reports where they moved munitions in a place where they could be used on a short notice. and there's some configuration they have to go through to be used on a short notice. that was alarming and concerning. now, they ne
passed the assault weapons ban. the vote strictly along party lines, 10-8. senator dianne feinstein was given a history lesson on the cons fusion by freshman senator ahead of this passage and she promptly shot back. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of the rights for the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> i'm not a sixth grader. i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough? >> the assault weapons ban moves to a vote in the full senate. that's likely to come up next month. >>> all right. so it is the beginning of a new era for the catholic church today. the newly elected pope francis taking part in a private prayer service it morning at the santa maria basilica in rome. his first official event was a huge contrast to the events we witnessed yesterday. certainly the crowds outside the sistine chapel going wild when the chimney spewed white smoke signaling the el
't a close call. this was a body blow. senator feinstein vows to keep fighting. >> this is very important to me. and i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people are said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it's aimed to protect children. to protect schools and malls. not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust. >> to that last point, reid told feinstein the bill could be offered as an amendment at a later time. on the heels of this set-back we were given some rare good news from a state with a significant history with gun violence. today governor of colorado signed into to law some of the toughest safety measures of the country. >> the new law extipds background checks. it closes a loophole that had exempted firearm sales at gun shows from back ground checks. the laws also limit the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and eight shotgun shells. >> but even that progress was tainted by tragedy. he signed the legislation just hours after members of his own cabinet was shutdown. he was gunned down in his o
briefly. today was a big day up on the hill. dianne feinstein went head-to-head with some of her colleagues there. she got over the last hurdle before the senate now have to vote but the feeling is the senate will not vote for an assault weapons ban. let's see a little clip of dianne feinstein in action today. >> it seems to me that all of us could begin as our foundational document with the constitution. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i come from a different place than you do. i respect your view. i ask you to respect my view. >> mia, you have 14 children, including 10 adopted kids. sandy hook many felt would be a tipping point in the gun violence debate in america but already, you can see it hitting stumbling blocks up in washington. most senators preferring not to engage in some spat with the nra and playing safe. what do you make of what is going on at the moment? >> i think they're really cowardly because they know
for the floor angered dianne feinstein, who is not giving up. >> this is very important to me. i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. >>> joining me now for more on that, and all the other political news, for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and susan page. hi to both of you. while i'm away, you let the assault weapons ban die, practically, at least harry reid says he's not going to let it go forward. susan, his calculus is that it didn't have the votes and he wanted to have something passed. that's good tactics in terms of the senate, but isn't it surrendering to the nra? >> well, it's a cold calculation. what can get through the senate, the straw purchasing provision my biblt get through the senate. it's possible that university background checks, to gun shows and other venues might get through, but there was no way an assault weapons ban was going to get through this senate. not only because reps were opposed. we had half a dozen democratic senators expressing opposition or raisin
that will succeed. >> senator dianne feinstein who sponsored the ban was clearly irritated. the california democrat told reporters, obviously, i'm disappointed. i tried my best but my best i guess was not good enough. you'd think congress would listen but they clearly listened to the national rifle association and they do. the ban would have outlawed it nearly 160 semiautomatic weapons and limited the size of magazines to ten rounds. and in today's "daily news" a removal of the assault rifle ban saying, quote. any fool knows that ryan lanza couldn't have possibly have killed as many children as quickly as he did on this morning december 14th without an assault weapon in his hand. so how does the president and any big if not now for a ban on these weapons, when? if sandy hook elementary doesn't make every member of congress take a stand against assault weapons in this country, then what does? this moment, the moment of newtown, of sandy hook, elementary, should not be lost because if it is, maybe it is lost forever. it was officially lost in washington on tuesday, lost to fear and lost to ignorance
senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban. handing a political victory in round one to the nra. according to reid it was a numbers game. >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i'm not going to try to put somebody on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> i saw that coming. feinstein who has championed the cause for decades of fighting assault weapons plans to keep fighting for her ban. >> very powerful. i've known that all my wife. it doesn't take a weapon away from anyone. i mean, my goodness, the nra says there are 2 million of these or 3 million of them, whatever it is, in the country already. how many assault weapons do you need in the united states of america? >> well, the new york covered that this morning. look at that, wow. the headline "shame on u.s., assault weapons bill is dead." that is tough. surrounded by the photos of the children there killed in newtown, connecticut. not a bad memory to keep in mind. first, just three months after newtown and eight months after the aurora,
spreading his stunning decision to drop the assault weapons ban proposed by senator dianne feinstein. i was incensed when i heard this. hearing harry reid say, well, i can't get enough votes so we'll put it on the back burner. this is about prohibiting the kind of weapons that murdered the poor children at sandy hook. that's what he put on the back burner. what was your reaction? >> well, i have so many p things to say we don't have time to cover them all. harry reid and these democrats, this is not something unusual. democrats have a history of backing away, backing down. they are the ones that accepted the new math that the majority meant 60 instead of 51. this attitude of, well, we are not going to get -- this is wih our side -- we have weinies on our side. republicans have the courage of convictions. no matter how crazy the idea is. transvaginal probes. they will not step back. >> look at the nra. >> they go for it. >> same way. >> wayne la pierre has driven the campaign since aurora and sandy hook. here's the thing about la pierre. h he's flip-flopped on key issues. here's what he
the full senate. the ban may be offered up as amendment. disappointed senator feinstein said, "i tried my best." adding "the enemies on this are very powerful." no grapevine tonight. we'll bring you more on iraq ten years later including a visit with the man that fired the first shots of the gulf war. nerve pain, of course, i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals to like a thousand bees that were just stinging my feet. i have a great relationship with my doctor. he found lyrica for me. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause seris allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell yo doctor right away if you havehese, new or worsening depression, or unusuhanges in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eye sit including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores from diabetes. common side effects are dizzi
to do that. the bill's sponsor, dianne feinstein today said she was told her assault weapons bill will be dropped by the senate democrats when they move their package on to the senate floor for a vote. now, if this seems weird or inconsistent, you're right. it is a little weird and inconsistent. the initial strategy of the democrats on gun issues was to move everything a la carte, so maybe you don't like the ban, but that shouldn't stop you for voting for an increase or background bill. so if you object to one part, you can still support the rest of it. that was the strategy at first. the strategy at the committee level, but now that they are past the committee level and on to the next step apparently, a la carte is over and the one bill will not include the ban. so you can fire dozens of rounds. senate democrats are not even going to try. what will be in the bill is still an unanswered question. but democrats aren't going to try for a limit on extended magazines. what about background checks? the group mayors against illegal guns released this ad today to try to keep the pressure
. >> sean: let me go to the rhetoric of the left, it's getting out of control. according to dianne feinstein, it's legal, i didn't know this, to go hunting for humans, this is what she said. >> the time has come, america, to step up and ban these weapons. the other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold over ten rounds. we have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds, and yet, it's legal to hunt humans with 15 round, 30 round, even 150-round magazines. >> sean: all right, two points here, i didn't know it was legal to hunt humans, that may be in some part of the country that i don't know about. that's number one, but she did say there ban weapons, which is what i think the goal is. and what if there's invasion, three or four people come in your house, seven bullets in new york, ten bullets nationally may not be enough. >> the fact is when you're in a gun fight with bad people, you never say i wish i had less rounds. and a 30-round magazine is actually standard. mag poll is going
control in decades. the bill's sponsor democratic senator dianne feinstein admitted that the road is uphill. earlier political comedian dino vidalla put the question on social media, with seven twitter followers. >> just moved up. i had six. >> here's what we asked. we asked whether you think that this ban has a chance of getting through congress. so here's what one person says. hate to poop on your parade but boehner went let it get to the floor for a vote. it can make republicans vulnerable before 2014 mid-term elections, and then someone else writes to dean, it will never get through the house unless, of course, obama comes out against it. so dean, people seem skeptical about congress. is that shocking? >> not shocking at all. it's unreal. you know what makes it really unbelievable to all of us is that 90% of americans in polls support universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, what's called the gun show loophole. the assault weapons ban will never pass. that's the interesting thing. congress does nothing. doesn't work on the budget. you know, doesn't pass gun control
're in the situation room. u.s. senator dianne feinstein made news on tuesday when she promised to keep fighting for a ban on semiautomatic weapons like the one used to massacre these children and teachers in newtown, connecticut even though democratic leaders say they can't get enough votes to pass it. >> this is very important to me. and i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it's aimed to protect children, to protect schools, animald mal. it is aimed to dry up the supply of these over time. and it came out on a 10-8 vote of the judiciary committee. not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust as i would see it. >> front page of today's "new york daily news" calls it a shame. the assault weapons ban is effectively dead at least for now. cnn's mary snow is in newtown, connecticut right now. she is asking people there what they think about all of this. what do they think, mary? >> reporter: emotional reaction, wolf. there are people here who have taken on an active
and donilon talks about it and senator feinstein talks about it. the china loves to sign treaties, but don't honor any of them. remember the ripping off of dvd's and china was selling them on the streets. they said we're going to clamp down on copy right. and the name hackers, it bothers me, i think of somebody trying to get a bank account or information like that or trying to drive up traffic on a website, but they're trying to get state secrets. that doesn't sound to me like hackers. >> not only are they spies, but they're saboteurs going after critical infrastructure. the great 2003 blackout in the northeast, probably caused by a chinese hacker causing a cascade and a loss of power. and americans died in that. this is a serious issue. it's not just spying or hacking. >> during the heatwave we had folks dieing, the elderly. they're going off certain agencies and we know that microsoft has been infiltrated, apple has been looked at and google has pulled out of china in part because of this. what are they going after? >> they're going after everything, not just the national security establ
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